Advancements in the Digital Supply Chain

In the past few years, technological advancements have rapidly changed the way a supply chain works, with autonomous trucks drastically improving the efficiency of transportation, and drones increasing the ability to reach customers. Due to all of these changes, it’s critical to know which ones are important to your business. With that being said, the most wide-ranging and impactful developments are that in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology.   Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain   AI is manifesting itself in [...]

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The Benefits of a Supplier Vendor Portal

In today’s ever-changing world, immediate and efficient access to information is a must. Along with your customers, your suppliers and purchasing agents need the same level of information just as fast. The fastest and most cost-effective way to implement this is with a supplier vendor portal. Here are some of the benefits: SUPPLIER SELF-SERVICE Portals allow the supplier to have a high degree of autonomy. Inquiries that would have taken days or even weeks through a lengthy process of calls and [...]

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Manufacturing Bottlenecks vs. Constraints

When talking about problems in the supply chain, manufacturing bottlenecks and constraints are often used interchangeably to indicate problems with in the manufacturing process. However, these two terms indicate very different issues and need to be addressed in different ways. Manufacturing Bottlenecks A bottleneck in manufacturing occurs when a sudden increase in production causes a necessary resource, such as a machine or personnel, to be overloaded. This leads to a wide variety of problems across the manufacturing process, including a [...]

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